Police Blotter: 9-Year-Old Arsons and Neighbor’s Disturbing Behavior

By Beacon Staff

The Kalispell Police and Flathead County Sheriff’s reports for Tuesday included the following:

7:04 a.m. Deputies had to come to the aid of a parent who couldn’t get their 15-year-old boy to go to school. Shortly after the visit he went to school.

7:46 a.m. An Evergreen woman called the Sheriff’s Department because she thought someone had gotten a hold of her credit card number and charged $400 to it. However, after consulting the credit card company she remembered that she was actually the one who made the purchase.

8:16 a.m. A worried Kalispell resident called in because they saw a backhoe driving across the old steel bridge. It was made aware to him that it was more than OK for backhoes to cross the bridge.

10:05 a.m. A German Shepherd was seen running loose on Haywire Gulch.

10:08 a.m. A woman was seen screaming in Somers. She finished screaming and left before deputies arrived.

10:48 a.m. Someone borrowed a Kalispell man’s tools and wouldn’t give them back.

12:53 p.m. A Blue Moon patron took the shake-a-day jar into the bathroom, emptied it of its change, and left the bar.

2:30 p.m. Two 9-year-old Columbia Falls boys put paper in the cab of a semi-truck, doused it with gasoline, lit it with a match, and shot bottle rockets at it. The truck caught on fire and burned to the ground, costing the owner $30,000.

4:02 p.m. A woman in Columbia Falls called the Sheriff’s Department because her neighbor dragged a dead deer into her yard, strung it up to a tree and cut it’s head off in front of her kids.

5:38 p.m. A Kalispell resident’s hedges caught on fire from the hot Christmas lights that were strung across them.

6:36 p.m. Dogs on Haywire Gulch were barking.

7:30 p.m. A resident in Martin City called in because there was a very drunk man “flipping out” on their property and trying to hide in their barn. He was very unwanted and when the residents asked him to leave he did.

The departments responded to 149 calls for service.

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